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by Andyblue
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RAC & AutoGlass
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: RAC & AutoGlass

Try asking. You’ll probably find they do carry RAs etc with them as some locations may well require them before they are allowed on site. If they are operating in you car park, controlled by you rather than a public parking area, do you have or considered a review of all your contractor controls? By...
by Andyblue
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Safety Moment
Topic: Examples of Nearmiss/ is this a nearmiss or incident quiz?
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Examples of Nearmiss/ is this a nearmiss or incident quiz?

Great idea, I might worry less about the internal NM definitions and be more excited at putting over the message and creating the debate on how to not only get the job done but get the job done safely
Health and Safety for Beginners Directory
by Andyblue
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Laptop stands
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Laptop stands

Putting laptop on a stand is quite common in that it raises the screen. It also means you’d want a separate keyboard. Is it just the laptop / screen height or are there other factors.
I might do a quick HSE DSE assessment at the same time
by Andyblue
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Safety Moment
Topic: Ladder fun
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Ladder fun

Why a NO NO?
Angle seems about right, had it had 4 feet on the ground, it’s jammed in place. Might want to think about the stairway usage but can’t see a real alternative as far as the ladder is concerned.
by Andyblue
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Self Employed" Workers
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: "Self Employed" Workers

I’m sure someone will come with a longer answer. Being “self employed” is often thought of in HMRC terms, but IMHO that’s not enough for H&S. treat them as yours unless contracts say otherwise and even then don’t forget the bit in H&SAWA. About those affected by your business. Being self employed sh...
by Andyblue
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Distribution centre safety?
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Distribution centre safety?

Oh the list you could make that might also include safety culture, near-miss and I’d put communication high on the list.
But hey, you’ve got to an interview because they like what they have read, now’s the 5ime to be yourself and shine. Good luck in your new adventure
by Andyblue
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How effective is fining? discuss
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Re: How effective is fining? discuss

Interesting the expert refers to systemic failings following a 3 1/2 year investigation. Interesting what went wrong was not enough for any individual to be prosecuted under corporate manslaughter! Wasn’t that meant to be one of the persuaders to make changes?
by Andyblue
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generic Risk Assessments - again
Replies: 11
Views: 1949

Re: Generic Risk Assessments - again

Sometimes the HSE present diametric opposite views. They say to consider the ‘big risks’ and then seem to criticise even for a small one that has not been assessed.
by Andyblue
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hi vis vest
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: hi vis vest

Two quick thoughts
If you do a fresh eyes RA today, would require hiviz?
Second - that something hasn’t happened in the last 2/5/10 yrs doesn’t change the likelihood that was considered before. And IMHO won’t influence your RA this time
You know the full scenario and the RA.
by Andyblue
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Risk Profile - Warehouse
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

Re: Risk Profile - Warehouse

Like Messy, try asking the architect to explain why your premises come under a differing group to your expectations. Perhaps the architect was given erroneous info you the client or was not given info and opted to make certain assumptions, which you now see as incorrect. Ask, thats what the consulta...
by Andyblue
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brazing Training Requirements
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Brazing Training Requirements

Nicely put by Siblo above. It sounds like you may need :want to start a new system. As a new system you can make any suggestions you like. Perhaps a competency review at 1,3 or 5 yrs by an internal or external observer/ assessor of their direct skills and understanding of your safety systems. So sta...
by Andyblue
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safety of Petrol storage
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: Safety of Petrol storage

Have they looked at the financial and practical implications of the alternative of decommissioning the underground tank and using a fuel card and bunkering!


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